First printing of this patriotic guide to home economizing for American women in the First World War.
"The American woman has her share in this great world struggle, and that is the intelligent conservation of food."
WWI wartime publication urging the cooks ("housewives") of America to be thrifty, inventive, and sparing with food preparation to meet the "crucial world need of bread" by saving wheat and sugar for European allies and meat for soldiers' rations. Recipes spotlight other staple crops as alternatives to wheat: cornmeal, oats, rye, barley, rice, soybean meal, and potato, to make "wartime bread," "emergency biscuit," and even more dire substances; elsewhere, the women of America are urged to reduce their family's consumption of meat from twice a day to once a day, or even less, their small allotments stretched out into "Battle Pudding" or "Ham Souffle"; and to combat the "world sugar shortage," cooks are asked to make do with corn syrup for their Wartime Taffy. The authors, respectively the director of the School of Modern Cookery and "food expert" and publisher of The Forecast Magazine, alternate statistics and nutritional analysis from the United States Food Administration with patriotic slogans and quotations from Woodrow Wilson, all calling on "the woman in the home" to do her part in winning the War to End All Wars.
New York: World Syndicate Company, (1918). Full title: Foods that will win the war. A War Cook Book Showing How to Serve Good Food and Save Money. 7.5'' x 5.5''. Original blue cloth, front board stamped in lighter blue. , 123,  pages. Contemporary owner's name in pen to front endpaper, dated 1918.
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